Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dream Weaver

Her fingers drew lines of light through the air as she coaxed a cloud into being. It blurred, potential and truth appearing momentarily ghost-like as they blended together, gaining form in the here and now. Golds and whites, air and water, purity and power and thunderous potential...she felt more than saw them, humming through her body.

"And we can't forget the silver lining," she said, hands twirling with a flourish worthy of a master craftsman as she settled aspects into place. Her eyes were focused with the deep, dual-world concentration required of dream weaving, but she hadn't missed the gathering crowd.

Emily was one of the best in the lands, and when she worked people were bound to stop and watch - just like now. Usually they maintained a respectful distance, but she noticed a few daring souls edging a bit close to the hastily drawn line of her sacred circle.

A devilish smile played at the corner of her mouth as one particularly brave boy crept dangerously near to crossing the line. "Better watch out," she said in his general direction. Not waiting to see if he'd listened, she suddenly spun, turned, and swept her body in one smooth motion as graceful as it was direct.

The movement ended with a crisp flick of the wrist, sparking lightning in an arc from the tips of her fingers to the cloud, burnishing its underside with silver. The remainder buried itself in the iron rod at the boy's feet. "Lightning can be a real bitch."

Complete and ready to join the cycle of time, the cloud moved upward on its own. Emily released it and her audience with a hand on her heart and bow of her head, then turned on heel and walked out of the circle.

She didn't look back to see the shocked expression on the boy's face. She could remember it well enough as her own - the day she first saw dream weaving and discovered her true calling.


This was written for the Trifecta Challenge of the week :) And got second place! :D

 This week's word is:

BITCH (noun)
1: the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals
2 a : a lewd or immoral woman
   b : a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
3: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant
Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone.  Please join us.


  1. dream weaver . . . a song from my past. and now a story of today. :)

    1. o/` Ohh, dreaaaam weaver, I believe ... o/`


  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! There's a whole mythos in there somewhere :)

  3. This is simply amazing!I got caught in it totally-your words are pure magic & I just loved the concept.Won't be surprised if you are placed this week-I hope so,you deserve it:-)

    1. Thank you! I've been playing with it for a while now :)

      You know, Atreyee, you always have the best comments. Super supportive and deeply thoughtful.

      Just wanted to say that - and thank you for being you :)

  4. I wanna make a cloud :3 haha great piece!

  5. This is so cool. I loved it. Reminds me of the children's book my kids are currently obsessed with--The Magic Paintbrush. Nice job!

  6. beautifully expressed a pleasure to read.Congratulations!

  7. How nice. I love it. Congrats on your 2nd place at Trifecta. I see it is very well deserved!